When it comes to interior design, there is a lot you want to achieve, yet elegance has to be the main priority. Not only are tasteful features beautiful, but they are also timeless. As you know, they are also expensive. Renovating one room in a house to add a sense of elegance can break the bank, which is why plenty of homeowners give it a wide berth. Thankfully, there is no need to avoid the elegance in the room (sorry!) any longer. With these thrifty tips, you can do it on a shoestring budget without compromising the style. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s never easy choosing a colour that you like that also fits the style. It’s even harder picking a hue that does both and looks elegant in the process. However, some colours are synonymous with chic trends, like gold and silver. They might sound tacky, but they don’t have to be if you use them correctly. The good news is that any colour can hit the spot as long as you go bold and dramatic or soft and non-ostentatious. These two styles work fantastically well together regardless of the colour. Whatever you do, don’t mix and match bold and soft because it doesn’t work.
To some people, the word ‘elegance’ is another term or originality. Although it isn’t the dictionary definition, these people do have a point. Nowadays, a unique home does feel and look stylish simply because it doesn’t follow the same trends. This is where the hardware comes into play. Things like accessories can play a huge part in the overall look as long as they are different. So, an artsy coffee table or an abstract painting can instil what you’re looking for with ease. And, the good thing is that you don’t have to splash the cash thanks to high street stores like Ikea.
The most significant hardware is the furniture. The sofa, or the tables and chairs, or whatever you have in your home, dominate the room. Because of that, it’s important that the furniture adapts. Your best option is to choose some new pieces and scatter them around the house. A tip: European pieces scream elegance. After all, everyone would rather have imported Italian furniture than the AUS version. If buying new furniture seems expensive, try and evolve what you already have. Purchasing cushions is a cheaper way to add elegance, and it’s effective.
Let There Be Light
Firstly, you want to fit the lighting to the tone of the room. For example, if you’re going for a soft look, you need a gentle and dark light to fit in. A bright, powerful light just won’t have the same effect. Also, the light fittings need a certain amount of consideration. Chandeliers, for instance, are much more elegant than bog-standard spot lights. Lanterns are also quirky and cool, and that heightens the sense of elegance.
Regardless of your budget, you should be able to afford all of the above.